When you think of Angel Locsin, stunning and fierce are probably some of the adjectives that would come to mind. With one project after another, she has constantly proved her talents. Her photos through the years show that her beauty never fades. The General’s Daughter is enough proof that she is tough. Now, we can confirm that Angel is most likely a literal angel sent here on Earth to spread kindness.
Recently on Magandang Buhay, she recounted how she got into show business after a talent agent chased her at a supermarket. She was young and tried to run away because she was suspicious of the person. But eventually the talent agent caught up and offered her a calling card, “Gusto lang pala niya ako kunin sa parang komo-commercial yata nung time na ‘yun.”
“Ako naman, any opportunity na makatulong sa pamilya ko, okay,” she continued. Angel then went on to shoot VTRs and attend go-sees. She had to commute from Caloocan to Makati. In the end, it was all worth it for her. Not because she would get to be on television, but because she was eager to help. “Siguro ‘yung pride na bata ka pa, may sarili kang budget, nakakatulong ka,” she explained.
At one point, the same talent agent entered her in a contest where the prize was free workshops with Star Magic. Angel did win and attended some sessions before her father made her stop. “Hindi mo puwedeng ikuwento kung anong nangyayari sa workshop. Hindi sanay ang tatay ko sa ganoon,” she shared. Her parents were particularly worried at the time because she was still a minor.
If she had pushed through then, Angel would have been part of Star Circle Batch 9. Luckily, another opportunity came along. Since then, she has not only been able to provide her own family but others as well.
WATCH ON MB: Paano nga ba na-discover si Angel Locsin
Elementary teacher Pie Santos-Manuel revealed how the actress has been helpful to them. She and her brother used to tutor Angel after school and it was because of this that they were able to create a familial bond. So, when teacher Pie’s brother wanted to work abroad, Angel was the one that offered financial help.
Even during this interview, Angel was humble about all the good deeds she does, “Hindi naman kailangan i-mention.” She has assisted so many people, but she never felt the need to publicize them. For that, there is no doubt that she is an inspirational to everyone.
WATCH ON MB: Teacher Pie, ikinuwento kung gaano kabuting tao si Angel